Introducing this year's heroes of responsible tourism
The World Responsible Tourism Awards sponsored by Belize
Every year we launch a global search for the most inspiring and enduring responsible tourism experiences around the world. It's a stringent process, with entries coming in from all kinds of organisations, big and small, from all four corners of the world.
Through our World Responsible Tourism Awards we want to find people, organisations and businesses that will inspire tourists and the tourism industry alike by what is possible to achieve through responsible tourism.
These are very difficult Awards to win - our team of judges look for those that have had the most impact, are the most innovative, exciting and replicable ways of making sure tourism is creating better places to live in as well as better places to visit.
From a hotel chain creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities to community-based wildlife tourism protecting endangered birds in Cambodia - our winners this year are pretty special. We love them, and we think you will too.
Read more about our 2016 winners here
Watch our 2016 introduction video - including clips from some of our 2016 winners:
World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 from Responsible Travel on Vimeo.